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     GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES     

Regularly scheduled group exercise classes are FREE for members! A variety of choices are available for every skill level. 

Click here to see the live schedule and register through MINDBODY. 

 

Reserve a space here on MINDBODY or by emailing membership@sdymca.org 24 hours in advance.

OUR 
CLASSES

 

AGE REQUIREMENTS AND FACILITY USAGE

SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS

 

The YMCA has established a minimum age for youth to use the facilities. Children under the age of 12 must be part of a family membership and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is 18 years or older. Parents will sign off on the Code of Conduct and will be held responsible for the behavior of their children.

GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

 

Members aged 10-14 may participate in all classes and must be accompanied by and in direct supervision of an adult who is also a member. Children under 12 must be part of a family membership. Exceptions may apply based on the equipment used in classes. This might include cycling programs where the bike fit is critical and Body Pump where the equipment may need to be modified. Members should speak with the instructors in advance of taking the class.

WELLNESS CENTER

 

Members ages 10 – 11 may use the Wellness Center after an orientation and under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian who is also a member. Youth/Teen (ages 12-17) members may work out alone after they have had an orientation. The Y offers free Wellness Orientations with with trained staff to help participants of all ages learn the proper use of equipment.

Children under 12 must be part of a family membership.

GYM, TRACK AND OTHER SPACES

 

The gym, track and other program space are open to all members when a program is not running. Children under the age of 12 must be part of a family membership and under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian or registered in a specific program.

LOCKER ROOMS

 

Children 6 and under may enter locker room with their parents. Children 7 and up may use the appropriate locker room alone. Children 7 and older may choose to use the individual restrooms off the main hallway.

CLASS RESERVATIONS AND SIGN-UPS

SIGN UP PROCESS

Using the MindBody website

  • If you are new to MindBody, you will need to create an account by selecting "New to our Site" or logging in with your Facebook account. 

  • Choose the "Classes" tab and sign-up for your desired class. 

  • If you are unable to attend a class you have signed up for, please remove yourself from the class list to allow other members to sign up for class.

 

Using the MINDBODY Connect MOBILE APP

 

Members have access to the MINDBODY Connect Mobile app to sign up for classes with their mobile device. Download the app for your Apple or Android 

device.

 

RESERVATION POLICY

 

Members must sign up in advance for all classes at the Exeter Area YMCA.

 

There is a 3-day advanced sign up for all classes that require advance sign-up.

 

If you are unable to attend a class you have signed up for, please remove yourself from class to allow other members to sign up for class.

 

BARRE

A combination of ballet, Pilates, strength training & functional fitness. Incorporates small, isolated movements to fatigue the muscles, large range motion to elevate the heart rate, and sequencing that incorporates upper & lower body to make every minute count.

BARRELESS BURN

Using the principles of Barre with a focus on body weight; challenge your balance, posture, core & stability with a full body workout.

CYCLE

Your instructor will take you through hill climbs, valleys, peaks, flat roads & timed sprints to continuously challenge you. Improve physical wellbeing & have fun!

BODYCOMBAT™

High-energy martial arts inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira & Kung Fu as you punch & kick to great music. No experience needed.

BODYPUMP™

Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically-backed moves & techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation & great music.

GENTLE STRENGTH & STRETCH

The first half of class is dedicated to strength work using light weights & body weight. The second half of class is dedicated to gentle stretching. Improve your endurance, flexibility & strength. Chair modifications can be provided.

GUIDED MEDITATION

Join a mindfulness coach to reduce stress, decrease anxiety & reconnect with yourself. You’ll leave this class with tools to practice meditation in your daily life.

PILATES

Designed to help you develop leaner, longer muscles, establish core strength & stability, and heighten mindbody awareness. This class is great for anyone e looking to get stronger & looking to focus on improving overall Pilates technique.

POUND® UNPLUGGED

Balances the focused, high-intensity movements of POUND® with restorative stretches, rhythmic breathing & meditation.

OCTAGON CIRCUIT

Enjoy a functional, multi-station training experience. You’ll be amazed at all the ways you get a total body workout on the Octagon!

POUND®

Exhilarating full-body workout that combines music and drumming with cardio, conditioning, strength training, yoga & Pilates movements. Perfect atmosphere for letting loose, toning up & rocking out! Designed for all fitness levels

POWERHOUSE

A fusion of strength & core training that is challenging & rewarding, using a variety of equipment & body weight. Improve your endurance, strength & muscle. Modifications are provided to increase or decrease the intensity of the exercises.

POWER CYCLE

Each class begins with an emphasis on class goals, riding technique & comfort level of exercise. Bike profiles help participants interpret & translate results into meeting personal fitness goals. Designed for all levels of riders.

RPM™ CYCLE & CORE

RPM™ on the bike, then onto the mat where your core will be challenged through a variety of strength & toning exercises.

SHIFT

Specialized High-Intensity Functional Training (SHIFT) is a fast-paced workout that incorporates complex movement patterns using a variety of equipment & body weight. This HIIT workout is fast-paced & builds strength, improves cardiovascular fitness & maximizes energy output.

TRX® FUSION

Develop strength & endurance while simultaneously improving balance, flexibility & core strength. A variety of equipment is used including TRX® Suspension Straps™ & body weight. This class is appropriate for all levels, from beginners to athletes.

YOGA – CHAIR

A gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support. Benefits of chair yoga include improved flexibility, better concentration & increased strength.

YOGA – GENTLE

Built for beginners & those seeking a softer, nurturing, slow-paced yoga class. Ease yourself into carefully structured movements & stretches to improve flexibility & serenity. Develop an awareness of the breath & leave class feeling relaxed & ready for a balanced life.

YOGA TO MEDITATION

Traditional yoga flow with the addition of a guided meditation at the end of class. Emphasizes the importance of breath, alignment & meditation. Meditation is the key to mindfulness through engaging in reflection, introspection & contemplation.

ZUMBA® 

Perfect for everybody & every body! Mixing lowintensity & high-intensity moves for an intervalstyle, calorie-burning dance fitness party. A total body workout, combining all elements of fitness cardio, muscle conditioning, balance & flexibility.

ZUMBA STARS®

A Zumba® class for all levels & all abilities. Anyone is welcome to attend & it is specifically geared to be an adaptive class.

RPM™ CYCLE

Your instructor will take you on an invigorating & challenging journey of hill climbs, sprints & flat riding. You control your own resistance levels & speed so you can build up your fitness level over time.

SENIOR STRENGTH & BALANCE

Low-impact class designed for those looking to incorporate basic exercise strategies into their activities of daily living. Using a variety of equipment & body weight, focus on strength, balance & stability exercises to prevent injury & increase quality of life.

TOTAL BODY BLAST

A fusion of strength, cardio & core training that is challenging & rewarding. A medium to high intensity total body workout using a variety of equipment & body weight. Improve your endurance, strength & muscle. Modifications are provided for all levels.

YOGA

Classic yoga poses are practiced with an emphasis on alignment in a slow-paced controlled environment. This class is appropriate for beginners & participants who have been practicing yoga for some time. Modifications will be provided for all ability levels.

YOGA – FLOW

Breath & dynamic movement are the foundations of this challenging & fun practice, emphasizing strength, core work & flexibility while encouraging the whole body to become more balanced. Flow is a great class to help you build variety & balance in your yoga practice.

YOGA – POWER

Power Yoga is a vinyasa based yoga, practiced in a controlled heated environment. This high energy class will build strength, improve flexibility & increase stamina. Class will be taught in a heated environment of approximately 80-85 degrees.

YOGA VINYASA

Breath & dynamic movement are the foundations of this practice, bringing a harmonious blend of physical challenge & inner peace. Classes emphasize strength & flexibility while encouraging the whole body to become more balanced. Vinyasa Yoga is a great way to help build variety in your yoga practice in a supportive community setting.

ZUMBA GOLD®

Perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. Introduces easyto-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on all areas of fitness, balance, range of motion & coordination.

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